Lead Educational Psychologist
Dr Angie Wigford, BSc(Hons), MSc, PGCE, DEdPsy
Angie is the Lead Educational Psychologist for IEPS: International Educational Psychology Services which provides British-style educational psychology services specifically to international schools. Angie started IEPS in September 2014.
Angie trained as a teacher and worked as a volunteer in rural Nigeria and Kenya. She then taught IB Science in international schools in Bogota, Colombia and Vienna, Austria. An enhanced understanding of individual needs caused Angie to re-train and she worked as an Educational Psychologist in South Wales, UK for 7 years.
Angie is passionate about promoting emotional wellbeing and inclusion in the international schools sector. To this end she conducts research, provides training, develops materials and gives talks at conferences. Angie works strategically with schools to develop their capacity to promote mental health throughout their community; she also works with groups and individual staff and students.
Angie works with Cardiff University, School of Psychology for two days/week when she is not travelling. She is the Educational Psychologist on the Neurodevelopmental Assessment Unit https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-units/neurodevelopment-assessment-unit.
Andrea is a highly skilled and well-regarded educational psychology practitioner with over 32 years of experience of working in local authorities across both England and Wales. She has held a number of positions including senior leadership and management roles and now works as a lecturer training Educational Psychologists at Cardiff University.
Andrea is an enthusiastic psychologist who enjoys working directly with children and their families as well as working collaboratively with other professionals and preparing and delivering training.
Areas of special interest to Andrea include emotional health and wellbeing; autism spectrum disorders; dyslexia; learning difficulties; higher education and the preparation of specialist assessment reports as well as Positive Psychology and its application in education.
Personal Assistant /Administrator
Sian has experience of working with adults with mental health problems, both in an outpatients clinical setting and within community settings. She has worked as a teacher, in a Welsh medium primary school in South Wales. Sian qualified as an Educational Psychologist (DEdPsy) in 2010 and has since worked for a Local Authority in South Wales. As a fluent Welsh speaker, Sian works within both Welsh and English medium settings and covers a wide variety of educational provision, including; primary, secondary, specialist, Pupil Referral Units and Resource Bases. Sian provides consultations for individual pupils, groups of pupils and at a systemic level. Sian has delivered training on a wide range of topics and has a particular interest in mental health, well-being and nurture groups.
Tania is an Autism specialist advisor. Having taught in a Special School for Autistic children for 13 years she now provides advice and support for staff in the promotion of best practice in this area.
Tania works with IEPS on individual cases and ASD training.
Tom works with us on particular projects. He has his own practice in South Wales.